Feeding New York State Statement on State BudgetRead Press Release Albany, NY - April 9, 2022 – Feeding New York State, the state association of New York’s 10 Feeding America member food banks, applauds the Governor and state lawmakers for investing an additional $22 million in New York’s Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP).
Food Bank News: How New Laws on Surplus Food Will Impact Food BanksRead Article March 28, 2022 -- Food banks in California and New York are preparing for a potential uptick in donations as grocers, restaurants and other food producers comply with new state laws that require them to donate surplus edible food, rather than send it to landfills.
Times Union Commentary: Lawmakers, take these steps to fight hungerRead Article March 23, 2022 -- Gov. Kathy Hochul and the New York state Legislature are working right now on a budget that determines funding levels for New York’s emergency food programs. Here in the Empire State, we take care of each other. And in that spirit we have but one simple ask for our elected officials: Do not leave struggling New Yorkers out in the cold.
Two-month grant. The Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund provided a grant to support Feeding New York State's Venison Acquisition Program, helping fund the processing and distribution of donated…
Grant for Fresh To Go Program - helped transport wholesome boxes of fresh produce and dairy items for our members for immediate distribution to communities they serve.
MEDIA ADVISORY: New York State Food Banks Host House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern for a Visit Focused on Local Solutions to Ending HungerRead Advisory Albany, NY- November 26 2021 - New York State food banks and hunger advocacy organizations welcome Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02), Chairman of the House Committee on Rules and Co-Chair of House Hunger Caucus, to New York City for a roundtable discussion focused on ending hunger in America. This visit is part of a series of Rules Committee events highlighting the reality of food insecurity in America and examining the steps that Congress and the Biden administration could take to equitably combat it.
Feeding New York State & NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Working Together to End Hunger and Food WasteRead Announcement Albany, NY- September 15, 2021 - Feeding New York State, the support organization for the state’s network of ten food banks, is working closely with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to implement a three-year plan to divert some 37 million pounds of perfectly edible, “excess” food from entering landfills and, instead, be donated to any one of the food banks, food pantries or hunger relief organizations around the state.
One Year Later: Food Scarcity in New York State During the COVID-19 PandemicView Report The New York State Health Foundation's report on Food Scarcity in New York State During the COVID-19 Pandemic looks at self-reported survey data related to food scarcity in New York State during the coronavirus pandemic. It presents food scarcity rates by race and ethnicity, age, and household income, and compares New York State with neighboring states. Rates are also shown for child food scarcity. It assesses how different groups of New Yorkers are accessing free meals and groceries and from which access points (e.g., school programs, food pantries). Finally, it measures which methods food-scarce New Yorkers are using to meet their household spending needs. Unless otherwise specified, results in this report are among adult New Yorkers.